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Torch Ginger April 29, 2018

Filed under: 1940s,History,Nature,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics,Vintage — kerbey @ 2:41 pm
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National Geographic, Nov 1949

At Honolulu airport, a young woman packs the heads of torch ginger in cellophane preservers. The article stated that “its stalk grows 3-6 ft high,” sometimes towering over those handling them.

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7 Responses to “Torch Ginger”

  1. i don’t get it either. where’s the ginger?

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  2. Benson Says:

    I had to google this one. It is related to ginger but doesn’t have an edible root. However the bud is and is sliced to use as a spice. Good looking flower no matter its other uses.

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  3. Liz Says:

    Gorgeous! I love me an orange tiger lily, but this one wins in a beauty contest for sure 🙂

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  4. reocochran Says:

    This is such a tall “tower” of a flower! Torch ginger is a beautiful name for this unique flower. I like that you show an old 1949 picture of the saleswoman. I bet they smell great! 🏵️

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